When armor coverage is your primary concern but weight is still a factor, the Testudo Lite™ Gen 2.0 armor plate carrier has you covered.

Named after the Roman army’s defensive formation, the Testudo Lite is a slimmed-down version of our Testudo but still comes ready to provide you with the maximum coverage you expect from our Testudo, right out of the box.

The Testudo Lite still accommodates both 10”x12” or 11”x14” body armor of any type. Its fully adjustable cummerbund and shoulder straps are still versatile enough for large or medium body types, and there is still plenty of PALS webbing for attaching your MOLLE-compatible accessories. 

Even so, the Testudo Lite weighs 1 pound less than its “full-featured” namesake, by eliminating the bulk and weight of the padding and 3D mesh, the Velcro on the PALS webbing, and removing the side waist straps and buckles (meaning it can only be used with the cummerbund). 


The Testudo is our flagship and has everything you need, right out of the box. The removable cummerbund sports integrated side-armor pockets, and the low-offset shoulder straps mean the rear plate pocket rides at the proper height. 

The Testudo Lite™ contains nearly all the features of the "full-featured" Testudo and weighs 1 pound less. Also, included in this loadout are trauma pads, pistol and rifle multi-caliber double magazine pouches and the Level III 10x12 curved plate that is rated to stop 7.62x51 M80 NATO Ball (.308 Winchester) at a velocity of up to 2,780 FPS, and special threat tested to stop 5.56mm M855/SS109 (Green Tip) at a velocity of 2,780 FPS.

Included in Loadout:

  • 1 x AR500 Armor® Testudo™ Lite Plate Carrier
  • 2 x Level III 10"x12" Multi-Curve, Base Coat Plates
  • 1 x Multi-Caliber Pistol Magazine Double Pouch
  • 1 x Multi-Caliber Rifle Magazine Double Pouch
  • 2 x AR500 Armor® Blunt Force Trauma Pad - 10" x 12"

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